Back to the Future Shoes raise $5.7 Million

The eBay auctions for the much hyped shoes worn by Marty McFly in Back to the Future Part II, created by Nike, have ended and the sale raised $5.7 million for the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Parkinson Disease research.  The shoes were highly sought after by shoe collectors and Back to the Future fans alike.  Rappers Kanye West and Tinie Tempah both purchased a pair.  Only 1,500 pairs of the shoes were created and Nike matched the purchase price for each pair sold.  Michael J. Fox promoted the shoes leading up to the auction on various television programs.  It was great to see the Michael J. Fox Foundation and Nike team up and create an awesome collectable while raising much needed research funds.

Source: Business Insider

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